Originally from Harlan, Iowa, Richardson graduated high school from Bemidji (MN) High School in 2011. He went on to graduate from North Dakota State University in 2014 with a Major in Sports Management and a minor in Emergency Management. In 2015, he completed the Peace Officer Academy Program through Lake Region State College in Fargo. Prior to being hired as a Patrol Officer for West Fargo Police Department, October 2015, he was a salesman at U Motors in Fargo.

In addition to his patrol duties, Richardson maintains business contacts, designed the current squad car graphics, is an Explorer Advisor, on the Social Media Team,  a mentor, and is trained in Operation Lifesaver. 

He was awarded the Active Shooter Response Ribbon in 2016, the Stork Pin in 2017 and the Commendable Service Award in 2017 and 2018.

When not working he enjoys NDSU sports, traveling, going to the lakes, camping, spending time with his wife and daughter.